Tate St. Ives


in short

Tate St Ives offers a mixture of displays of modern art from the Tate collection as well as temporary exhibitions.
Tate St. Ives
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Tate St. Ives

in detail

Tate St Ives offers a mixture of displays of modern art from the Tate collection as well as temporary exhibitions. Tate St Ives also manages the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden, which gives remarkable insight into the work of this great twentieth-century sculptor.

Tate St Ives’s programme of temporary exhibitions and special displays brings works from British and international artists to the gallery. Since its opening in 1993, Tate St Ives’ programme has included major exhibitions by artists such as Sandra Blow, Ian Hamilton Finlay, Terry Frost, Antony Gormley, Richard Long and Alfred Wallis, as well as exploring particular themes and introducing lesser-known artists.

For many years Tate St Ives has represented the work of artists who have a special affinity with the landscape and light of its location. More recently, it has begun to show a far broader cross-section of modern and contemporary British art, and has introduced new media work to its audience for the first time.

Tate St Ives opened in June 1993 and was designed by Eldred Evans and David Shalev. The gallery occupies a spectacular site overlooking Porthmeor Beach. The gallery is designed to show works of art in the surroundings and atmosphere in which they were created.

The town of St Ives, Cornwall has attracted artists for over a century, amongst its early visitors were Turner, Whistler, Sickert, Alfred Wallis, Ben Nicholson, Christopher Wood Barbara Hepworth, Naum Gabo, Peter Lanyon, Patrick Heron and Wilhelmina Barns-Graham.

Joint Site admission with Barbara Hepworth Museum & Sculpture Garden:
Adults £6.95, £3.90 concessions
Tate St Ives only:
Adults £4.25, £2.50 concessions
Barbara Hepworth Museum:
Adults £3.95, £2.25 concessions
Free for Tate Members, Children under 18 and persons over 60
Tate St. Ives
Tate St Ives only: £7.70/£4.95 (without donation £7/£4.50)/ under 18 free; Join site admission: £11/£6.60 (without donation £10/£6 concessions)
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Visitor entrance

Tate St. Ives
Porthmeor Beach
TR26 1TG St. Ives
United Kingdom
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Opening Times

10:00 - 17:20
10:00 - 17:20
10:00 - 17:20
10:00 - 17:20
10:00 - 17:20
10:00 - 17:20
10:00 - 17:20
Opening times from November - February: Tuesday - Sunday, 10.00–16.20.
Last admission 20 minutes before closing time.

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